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Do cats understand the concept of beauty, do they find some other cats more attractive over others? — 2 Comments

  1. Hmmm… this is an interesting subject. I have thought about it but in a different way. I get the basics as they relate to pro-creation, but I think cats have a slight appreciation of intrinsic beauty of the environment in their every day living. It’s subjective, but I’ve paid attention to their moods and I’m always wondering how they feel about everything. I’ve seen that they tend to perk up a little when I keep the clutter to a minimum. I think it makes navigating through it a little easier, and a neat world is prettier, like a symmetrical face, a clean coat, nice coloring. It’s a matter of degree and how in individual defines and values things in their mind. We have to remember that we think in terms of language as opposed to just general feelings, so it’s a challenge to equate our sense of things to theirs, but I think the concept of beauty isn’t lost on cats. We just can’t be snobby about it. Also beauty can be applied to all the senses, so a blind cat can still live a beautiful life as opposed to an ugly one, I think. Great topic!

    • I agree, Albert, that it is a difficult subject. I have treated it scientifically but a different treatment might well arrive at a different conclusion.

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